APD Protest Round 2, March 30, 2014

March 30th, 2014 at 2:53 pm by under Latest Posts

Hundreds of protesters gathered Sunday to protest APD for a second time. They marched to APD headquarters, then to the Civic Plaza. Then the crowd marching east on Central, blocking both lanes of traffic. Police in riot gear were confronted by protesters near the university. Protesters continued to walk back and forth on Central until late in the night. Tear gas was eventually released on the crowd and several arrests were made. KRQE News 13′s Cole Miller and Alex Goldsmith tweeted the events Sunday.

  • 10:22 p.m.: Our coverage and the protest along Central is over. Checking out a few more places where there could still be some activity.
  • 9:36 p.m.: Despite tear gas, mace, some sticking around. Lots of yelling at police.
  • 9:32 p.m.: Incredibly chaotic situation unfolding on Central on @krqe live stream krqe.com/live-streaming/
  • 9:31 p.m.: Lots of arrests. We just got maced. Tear gas has also gone off.
  • 9:29 p.m.: Seeing protester pushing officers on horses… Other protesters arrested via KRQE live streamkrqe.com/live-streaming/
  • 9:25 p.m.: Via live stream, seeing gas deployed Police asking protestors to go toward UNM.new.livestream.com/accounts/68941…
  • 9:11 p.m.: I’ve never seen so many cops in one place. Here’s a shot of APD SWAT. pic.twitter.com/e2SxcxGMan
  • 8:59 p.m.: Just saw two men being arrested near Central and Girard, being led west towards APD units.
  • 8:53 p.m.: Officers directing traffic at Central and Girard, away from protests pic.twitter.com/5ATvc2oMly
  • 8:45 p.m.: Small handful of people standing in the street and yelling at police to “do something.” Most are on the sidewalk.
  • 8:38 p.m.: APD officer to crowd via PA: “You can express your opinion on the sidewalk.” Most of crowd now out of the road.
  • 8:30 p.m.: Just saw a protestor throwing bottle at police. Riot officers standing their ground, blocking street.
  • 8:25 p.m.: Protestors yelling at each other in front of riot police on Central. Councilor Rey Garduno trying to calm things down pic.twitter.com/UiPmYJIuhK
  • 6:41 p.m.: Protestors have returned to 1st and Central. We have a camera there.
  • 6:20 p.m.: A large group of people making there way back towards Central.
  • 6:15 p.m.: Some people beginning to turn around, others lingering. pic.twitter.com/s9EmAhi4e9
  • 5:54 p.m.: Protestors declaring a “stand off,” trying to move forward, negotiate with police.pic.twitter.com/TNnddt6QjR
  • 5:47 p.m.: This what 5th and Roma looks like right now.pic.twitter.com/ufArRLCae8
  • 5:43 p.m.: Armored truck and mounted officers at scene. Protestors seem to be at odds. Some shouting at officers, others sitting pic.twitter.com/dvcswbBHlu
  • 5:37 p.m.: We just wrapped up our 5:30 hit, heading 5th and Roma now where we’re hearing reports of things being thrown at officers. Stay tuned.
  • 5:10 p.m.: APD officers in riot gear stand toe to toe with protestors at 5th and Roma.pic.twitter.com/DiKt6SKykt
  • 4:59 p.m.: Massive crowd has assembled at the south entrance of APD main. pic.twitter.com/wynA2nkP1p
  • 2:53 pp.m.: Crowd has turned, now heading west on Central.
  • 2:47 p.m.: Looks like APD has reached the front of the crowd, now escorting protestors east. Crowd has passed Carlisle.
  • 2:42 p.m.: If your in a car, avoid Central near UNM and Nob Hill – traffic now backed up in both directions as protest marches east.
  • 2:35 p.m.: APD officers in riot gear, taking an earful from protesters at UNM pic.twitter.com/5FAsQCnwYc
  • 2:34 p.m.: Parts of crowd appear to have taken a stand at Cornell and Central. Others continue marching towards Nob Hill, blocking eastbound Central.
  • 2:27 p.m.: APD mounted officers gearing up at Lomas and University. pic.twitter.com/pRpxrzPkUY
  • 2:24 p.m.: It appears APD is sending mounted officers to protest. 3 trailers w/ a police escort just passed me on Lomas.
  • 2 p.m.: APD units coming in at central and broadway
  • 1:58 p.m.: Officials at Alvarado directing traffic to turn south on first to avoid eastbound central
  • 1:45 p.m.: Protestors now heading north on 5th, still in street…lots shouting, cars honkingpic.twitter.com/CcfGFE76sN
  • 1:43 p.m.: Traffic backed up westbound central, crowd has taken over the street
  • 1:42 p.m.: Crowd marching to central…organizer says “this is not part of the plan” and that “someone is going to get arrested.”
  • 1:09 p.m.: Crowd has marched civic plaza, chanting “justice!”pic.twitter.com/MrFL3vSHo6
  • 12:43 p.m.: Hundreds occupying Roma St. in downtown #abq in front of APD headquarterspic.twitter.com/Po1ZNC9JhO
  • 12:40 p.m. Massive crow protesting at APD headquarterspic.twitter.com/IRXuoNp2IQ

3 Responses to “APD Protest Round 2, March 30, 2014”

  1. Greg Fultz says:

    Wow There is a Massive Crow Protesting! Thats wild!

    “Massive crow protesting at APD headquarters pic.twitter.com/IRXuoNp2IQ”

  2. Adam says:

    We’ll hate them, because they can take it,because they are hero’s. They are silent guardians, watchful protectors, they are APD.

  3. NMlady says:

    I am so ashamed of the people of Albuquerque who are posted personal information of our APD. They have committed a crime also. How would they like it if someone posted all of their personal information? And they are cowards posting all those posters all over and not showing who they are but destroying. Shame on them! And And what right do the people who are marching have to destroy property of the businesses. They are just as wrong as they say ADP is.
    I sick of all the protests on APD, if people don’t want to get into trouble, then quick breaking the law!! The people who break the law are responsible for their own actions. How is it that we have become a society that accepts no responsibility for their own action and blame everything and everyone accept for themselves? If those people lived in most other state they would be dealt with even worst.

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